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Social Studies Democratic Values Worksheets

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  • Three fact-filled reading comprehension selections on the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, all in one easy download. Interesting and thorough! Each selection is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and four questions requiring brief written responses.
  • This mini-unit focuses on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Context clue questions help students to better understand the world's oldest (in continual use) Constitution.
  • Explains the first ten amendments in clear and simple language, then presents a real case (Tinker v. Des Moines) and a hypothetical case to help understand how those amendments work. Excellent review and critical thinking questions.
  • From "checks and balances" to "separation of powers", these narrow word strips can be used for word walls, folder dividers, quiz cards, etc.
  • Students are asked to look at a fictional situation, determine which democratic value would apply ("patriotism" is the expected answer) and why, and explain their answers.
  • Patriotism is explained, and students are asked to define the advantages and disadvantages of this democratic value.
  • The text to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • A two page essay briefly addresses the topics of freedom of speech and banned books. This is followed by a page of suggested creative, persuasive, and research writing ideas for middle school students. Includes a rubric to help with grading; all assignments are open-ended. Banned Books Week is the last week in September.